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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: help anyone? I'm upside down and the waterfalls are falling sideways
Hi Katherine Your camera thinks it knows what it is doing, and will save your image in a certain format. Yes, that is JPG, but the file has an orientation. It may also have tags which say which ...

In User Test Forum » K test
May 19, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: "pronation control"
> the last 40,000 of those 100K the human feet have evolved in shoes Really? Enlighten me please as to the evidence. To be sure, people sometimes wore moccasins, but they are soft and shap...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 19, 5:21am

Re: Is 7075-T6 Bendable without Special Tools?
> can I bend 7075-T6 aluminum without any special tools Yes for T6, but distribute the bend! Curve it over something large. Now T9, as Easton uses - that's harder, but still possible. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Finding Lighter Aluminum Stays for Pack
May 18, 5:12pm

Re: "pronation control"
Hi Jennifer > Now - I don't really care what your ancestors did 10k years ago and I think that > argument is a straw man (sorry really need to take that out of your > ...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 18, 5:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
Hi Justin > "Foot sizing - use a Brannock Device and find out your foot WIDTH. Never buy a > shoe which is smaller/narrower." > That would work if shoe companies actually ba...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 18, 12:58am

Re: Arch suppport
Hi Ralph > it isn't just Nike. Aren't Superfeet marketed as providing "proper" arch support? Can you spell 'free-loading on the Nike PR budget'? > many peopl...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 18, 12:51am

Re: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
Hi Sharon > do you have links to article discrediting the pronation thing? I'd like to read > them. I don't know much about it. Not off the top of my head. My FAQ web site seems ...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 7:49pm

Re: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
> (pronation videos, "drop" explanations, etc.). Just be aware that most of that stuff is either rubbish or possibly damaging to your feet (imho). Old Nike marketing spin, discredit...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 3:30pm

Re: re: superfeet
> I'll second the Superfeet recommendation. I know Roger doesn't like them, but they > are great for my feet. If I don't use them, I tend to get twinges of plantar > fasciiti...

In GEAR » Insole Thoughts and Recs, I guess it's time to finally try them.
May 14, 3:57pm

Re: Bamboo clothes?
Bamboo is a bit of a gimmick, nothing more. Bamboo forests are slashed, often to make way for some other sort of large-scale farming, and the bamboo is used as a very cheap raw stock for getting ...

In GEAR » Bamboo clothes?
May 12, 5:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm